Their grumbling had at its heart, unbelief; the failure to see and proclaim the goodness of God whatever their circumstances; the failure to remember all His good interventions in their lives. These stories should stop us in our tracks….. Are there promises of God that we are not seeing realised because of a similar attitude?
To erase bad habits we need to replace them with good ones. The root meaning of the Greek word for repentence means to change our way of thinking. It not just about feeling sorry for our waywardness, it's about replacing diseased thinking with faith-filled thoughts. The opposite to grumbling isn't keeping quiet; it is expressing thanks. And an attitude of thanksgiving has powerful consequences:
He who sacrifices thank-offerings honours me,
and he prepares the way so that I may show him the salvation of God."
It seems that thanksgiving is the key to whole box of goodies!
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